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post #1846 of 2990

RE: castleofargh

Actually I meant Takstars HD6000, not Sennheisers HD600 as the isolating headphones

 

RE:stv014

Thank you for changing rather abstract idea into such lovely plots

post #1847 of 2990
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RE: castleofargh

Actually I meant Takstars HD6000, not Sennheisers HD600 as the isolating headphones

 

RE:stv014

Thank you for changing rather abstract idea into such lovely plots


ah yes, you talked about hd600 at the beguinning then I missread it when it came to hd6000 ^_^.

post #1848 of 2990
Absolutely wonderful explination. Saved me a ton of data storage on my phone, dont have to buy the 128gb sd card now after all my 32 will be plenty.
post #1849 of 2990

I downsampled all my 24bit 96 & 192khz tracks to 24bit 48khz.  They all sound exactly the same as before and I saved about 250gb in disk space.  I'm going to stick with 16/44 and 24/48 from now on.

post #1850 of 2990

I got a batch of 24/96 tracks and I am downsampling them to AAC. Sounds the same.

post #1851 of 2990
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I got a batch of 24/96 tracks and I am downsampling them to AAC. Sounds the same.

 

Is the time really worth the storage space and inability to convert to future potentially better codecs?

post #1852 of 2990
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I got a batch of 24/96 tracks and I am downsampling them to AAC. Sounds the same.

 

Is the time really worth the storage space and inability to convert to future potentially better codecs?


I don't think he meant he discarded the lossless copy. but even so, AAC is transparent to him, should he wait for "more transparent than transparent"? ^_^

post #1853 of 2990

I am discarding the lossless. Why do I need a better codec than audibly transparent? I can re-encode AAC files ten times and not get any degradation. If I was going to remix them and it was a 24 track master, maybe I might want more latitude. But AAC is just as good as any lossless for the purposes of listening to music.

post #1854 of 2990
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Why do I need a better codec than audibly transparent?

 

I'm not aware of any CODECs that can't be audibly transparent. What if some other CODEC like Opus becomes superior at high bitrates in the future? Even AAC will improve. You will be stuck with the more space-consuming AAC. You will probably just say that that amount of space doesn't matter, you have plenty. I bet you have plenty of space for lossless as well. 20 GB can get you about 1000 FLACs.

 

Sure AAC is good enough. But it seems pointless to spend all that time encoding when there is no useful benefit for it. Its just a waste of time and electricity. Lossy is for portables where space does matter.

post #1855 of 2990

Lossy is also for streaming, which is how I most often listen to my music.  

post #1856 of 2990
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You will probably just say that that amount of space doesn't matter, you have plenty. I bet you have plenty of space for lossless as well. 20 GB can get you about 1000 FLACs.

 

My media server is pushing two years worth of music. It's almost overrunning its 2TB drive as it is. In lossless, it would be very difficult to back up.

post #1857 of 2990
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My media server is pushing two years worth of music. It's almost overrunning its 2TB drive as it is. In lossless, it would be very difficult to back up.


How long before we start seeing episodes of digital "Hoarders?" 

post #1858 of 2990

I DEFINITELY am a media hoarder!

post #1859 of 2990

I didn't know that name or even the fact that it was actually a sickness. very interesting.

I seem to have suffered from the opposite sickness, getting rid of too much stuff with the false pretense to start anew. I think it's called "middle age crisis" ^_^.

post #1860 of 2990
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I DEFINITELY am a media hoarder!

I must admit that I am the same, though I have taken steps forward in order to change by deleting any music I have not listened to in the past 6 months, as well as any movies I have not watched within a year.

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